Grown in Brazil, Yerba Maté tea is widely consumed throughout South America as a tonic and stimulant. Many people have found Yerba Maté to be an effective natural way to lower high blood pressure.
Use 2 dessertspoons per cup. Splash with cold water to preserve nutrients, then add boiling water and steep for 5 minutes. When using a calabash and bombilla (see tea accessories), half fill the calabash with leaves, splash with cold water then fill with boiling water. Continue to top up with hot water throughout the day or until all flavour is gone.